- 603 universities have or will conduct final-year exams: UGC
603 universities have or will conduct final-year exams: UGC
NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with a fresh list of universities which have either conducted the final year examination or is planning to hold it, as per the UGC exam-related guidelines issued on July 6. As per the UGC, 818 universities have shared their feedback and out of this 603 have either conducted the examination or are planning to.
The UGC has issued a statement on the response it has received from the universities on conducting of final-year or final-semester examination. Earlier this month, on July 6 UGC issued revised exam-related guidelines asking universities to compulsorily hold the examination by September end.
On the other hand, a Public Interest Litigation is listed for hearing today in the Supreme Court against the UGC exam-related guidelines. The petitioners are demanding the scrapping of the final year examination and evaluate students based on their past performance. The UGC guidelines for intermediate semester students allow this but for final-year students, exams were made compulsory.
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Universities were asked to inform the status of the conduct of examination, till July 22 it has received responses from 818 Universities (121 Deemed Universities, 291 Private Universities, 51 Central Universities and 355 State Universities).
According to UGC, out of the 818 Universities, 209 have already conducted the examination in online or offline mode, while 394 are planning to conduct the examination in an online, offline or blended mode in the month of August and September;
The UGC has also stated that in the case of 35 universities -- 27 private universities, seven state universities and one deemed-to-be university -- the first batch is yet to become eligible for the final examination.
Last week also UGC issued similar statements based on responses from 640 Universities, where it stated that 454 Universities have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct. It also stated that 177 universities are yet to decide on the conduct of the examination.
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